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At the Harkness household, Mondays revolve around garbage day. At the Harkness household, Mondays revolve around garbage day.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

At the Harkness household, Mondays revolve around garbage day.

"It's the highlight of his week," Megan Harkness said.

Her grandson, Brody, knows when garbage day rolls around. And every Monday his mom drops the two-year-old off at grandma's house two hours early to wait for the garbage man.

Seated on the front porch, Brody's ears perk up each time a car races by. He knows the sound of a garbage truck, and amongst his excited mutters, you can hear "garbage man" every few words.

The recycler always arrives first. Brody and his grandma chase after it as it traverses his block.

"That's just the appetizer," Megan says.

Ten minutes later the garbage man arrives to a roar of applause.

"Hurry," Brody yells as he chases the truck down the street. At every barrel, Brody stops with the truck, smiling and jumping up and down as the garbage is dumped into the truck. He and grandma go for two blocks before the driver, Loren McDeid, veers away to continue his route.

"He's awesome," McDeid said. "He's basically the highlight of my week."

Sadly this Monday is Brody's last chasing the garbage truck, because Megan returns to work with the school district in a few days.

"It's sad," she says with her grandson in her arms.

Luckily the two-year-old probably won't process much of this. But those who know Brody will. And for them, garbage day may never be the same.

"We should all chase the garbage truck, and make his day," Megan Harkness said.

"There's something so cool about that."

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